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UAE Healthcare - Medication

Old Jul 31st 2023, 6:03 pm
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Just received an offer for a job in the UAE.

I have nocturnal epilepsy controlled by meds. What is the process for obtaining regular prescription medicines?

Do I need to reg with Doctor over there then it's linked to my healthcare plan provided by my employer?
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Originally Posted by Ridler
Just received an offer for a job in the UAE.

I have nocturnal epilepsy controlled by meds. What is the process for obtaining regular prescription medicines?

Do I need to reg with Doctor over there then it's linked to my healthcare plan provided by my employer?
You don't have to register with a doctor in the UAE, and can see any doctor you like. It's not like the UK - you can book appointments directly with specialists right away if you wish.

A lot will depend on how good the medical insurance your employer provides it. You're under no obligation to use their approved network doctors but you'll probably have to pay yourself to see out of network doctors and may not get full reimbursement from your insurance provider. Most insurance policies have a small amount you need to pay even to see their approved network doctors in any case.

Your insurance policy will have more details and you can contact the directly for more guidance. Some may not be keen to pay for pre-existing conditions or have limited reimbursement on those. In any case if you walk into any doctor's office in the UAE and are willing to pay you can pretty much get whatever you need if they provide it. The only issue will be if your insurance covers it or if you need to pay yourself.
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